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    Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status.

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    Adults and children 12+ must show proof of vaccination upon arrival at 92Y.

92Y is open

Your health and safety are our highest priorities, and we have put in place a robust set of measures in line with all CDC, state and federal guidelines. Air quality has been improved through increased filtration and ventilation, and cleaning protocols have been increased in all areas of 92Y.

 

Is it safe for me to visit 92Y? Read our health guide to find out.

Health Guide

COVID-19 Symptoms (per CDC): fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

If…

Then…

You have one (or more) of the COVID-19 symptoms listed above.
  • Please stay home.
  • You must provide a negative PCR test and be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to the building.
Your COVID-19 test results are positive.
  • Notify the Director of your 92Y Program or your instructor immediately.
  • Stay home for 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND until symptom-free for 24 hours.
You have been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19, and you are VACCINATED.
  • You can continue to attend the 92Y program IF you remain symptom-free.
You have been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19, and you are UNVACCINATED.
  • Stay home for 10 days since your last contact with the COVID-positive individual.
Someone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms, but you do not.
  • Exercise caution.
  • You can continue to attend the 92Y program, but the household member with symptoms needs to isolate until they receive a negative COVID test result.
Someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, and you are VACCINATED.
  • You can continue to attend the 92Y program IF you remain symptom-free and IF your program does not include children under 12 years old.
Someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, and you are UNVACCINATED.
  • You must quarantine at home for 10 days.
Someone in your household is in quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 case in their school or workplace.
  • You may continue to attend the 92Y program.
You have a chronic condition, such as allergies.
  • You can continue to attend the 92Y program IF your symptoms are consistent with those associated with the chronic condition.
You travel internationally.
  • Follow the current CDC quarantine and testing guidelines. For more information, visit www.CDC.gov

Program-specific guidelines


Programs in Kaufmann Concert Hall

COVID-19 VACCINATION

Adults over the age of 18 must be able to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend any live event in our theaters.

Patrons with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the program start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the program start time.

Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 may attend a program in Kaufmann Concert Hall if they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult and must wear a mask at all times.

Any patron who is unable to show proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID-19 test for those with exemptions) will not be admitted.

Patrons attending programs in Kaufmann Concert Hall should enter 92Y at the entrance on 92nd Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues).

Art Center

  • We recommend eating before or after class. Food is not permitted to be consumed in studios or other spaces in the building.
 MORE QUESTIONS? Please email us.

Gymnastics & Parkour

We are excited to welcome you back to our building! Please read through this information before you arrive for the day.

COVID-19 VACCINATION
Adults and children over the age of 12 must be able to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the May Center facilities including all fitness venues, gyms and gymnastics studios.

Patrons with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the program start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the program start time.

Masks must be worn at all times by everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, except: when actively using cardio equipment; when in an individual space during a group exercise class; when swimming; when on a court playing basketball or pickleball

For most apparatus work and advanced skills, masks are not required per USA Gymnastics Guidelines.

Parent Policies

  • 92Y Athletics will host several Virtual Parent Meetings each semester to help answer questions regarding protocols and/or sports training in general. Attendance is encouraged.
  • There are no regular parent observations at this time.

May Center Member Workouts & Personal Training

COVID-19 VACCINATION
Adults and children over the age of 12 must be able to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the May Center facilities including all fitness venues, gyms and gymnastics studios.

Patrons with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the program start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the program start time.

Masks must be worn at all times by everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, except: when actively using cardio equipment; when in an individual space during a group exercise class; when swimming; when on a court playing basketball or pickleball

Reservation System

  • All workouts and personal training sessions require a reservation, which can made using our online reservation system. To “Register,” members will need their Agreement number, which can be found on the copy of their membership agreement.
  • Basketball Shoot-Around sessions will be available mid-day, evenings and weekends. Reservations are required for each visit and can be made at the May Center’s online membership site or at 92Y.org/ShootAround.

Getting to the Gym

  • Participants must wash/sanitize their hands before entering the gym.
  • Locker rooms are open. We have created a daily-use locker card system to maintain social distancing. Members & Staff can obtain a locker card from the Welcome Desk. The restroom areas have limited capacity. We suggest arriving dressed for your workout.
  • Showers, hot tubs, sauna and steam rooms are closed. Towel service is suspended.
  • Bring your own water bottle with your name on it. Water fountains throughout 92Y are closed, but bottle filling stations are available.
  • To promote social distancing, a one-way system is in place on the stairways. Please use Stairway A to go up to the Third Floor of the May Center, and Stairway B to descend to the lobby. If you are unable to take the stairs, limited elevators will be available but social distancing must be adhered to.

In the Gym

  • Members are required to wipe down all equipment before and after use, and should not share personal items with others.
  • Limited cardio & strength training equipment available to enable physical distancing. Foam rollers, mats, bands, jump ropes, medicine balls will be unavailable. Members are encouraged to bring their own mats, light weights and exercise bands. Exercise bands are also available for purchase at our Welcome Desk.
  • Free weight exercises that require a spotter may only be performed by a personal trainer, or a member of the member’s household. Masks must be worn, and spotting must be conducted in the shortest possible time.

May Center Pool

COVID-19 VACCINATION
Adults and children over the age of 12 must be able to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the May Center facilities including all fitness venues, gyms and gymnastics studios.

Patrons with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the program start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the program start time.
Masks must be worn at all times by everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, except when swimming.

Member Lap Swim: Getting to the Pool

  • All lap swimming is by reservation-only. Sessions are 30-45 minutes. Members must reserve swim sessions in advance. Registration opens 48 hours prior to sign up.
  • All swimmers must check in at the front desk to confirm their lap swim reservation and then check in for date/time entry tracking, used for contact tracing.
  • All swimmers are required to wear face coverings when traveling to and from the pool deck. Face coverings may only be removed when the swimmer is entering the water. Swimmers are responsible for bringing their own labeled, watertight bag for on-deck face covering storage while swimming.
  • Swimmers are assigned a start/finish point in the pool.
  • Locker rooms are open. We have created a daily-use locker card system to maintain social distancing. Members can obtain a locker card from the Welcome Desk. The restroom areas have limited capacity. We suggest arriving in swim attire.
  • Showers, hot tubs, sauna and steam rooms are closed. Socially distant, on-deck showers are available for rinsing pre-and post-swimming.
  • No hair dryers or towel service provided. Swimmers should bring their own towels.
  • No shared equipment (i.e. kick boards, fins, etc.). Swimmers must bring their own caps and goggles.
  • Swimmers must follow directional signs to enter and exit the pool deck.
  • Lap swim has a maximum of two swimmers per lane.
  • High-touch surface cleaning is conducted between swim sessions, and full shutdowns occur periodically throughout the day for deep cleaning.

Swim Team/Swim Lessons: Getting to the Pool

  • 92Y staff will meet each swim lesson or swim team group in front of 92Y or in the main lobby and escort them to the 3rd floor Welcome Desk to complete the check-in process. Do not arrive more than five minutes prior to the start of your session.
  • Swimmers should arrive in swim attire. Showers remain closed. Socially distant, on-deck showers are available for rinsing pre-and post-swimming.
  • No towel service or hair dryers provided.
  • Swim Lessons: no use of toys or shared equipment; Swim Team athletes must bring and disinfect their own equipment.
  • Prior to entering the pool deck, everyone must sanitize their hands.
  • Masks must be worn prior to entering the pool and then stored in a labeled, water-tight bag during practice/lesson time.
  • Instructors/coaches take attendance prior to the start of the program. All swimmers must also check in at the front desk prior to entering the locker rooms.
  • Follow directional signs to enter and exit the pool deck.

Parent Policies:

  • 92Y Aquatics will host several Virtual Parent Meetings each semester to help answer questions regarding protocols for swimming sessions. Attendance is encouraged.
  • There are no regular parent observations at this time.
  • Parents are expected to assist their child in disinfecting their personal gym bag and items that enter the 92Y on a regular basis.

May Center Group Exercise Classes

We are excited to welcome you back to our Group Exercise classes! Please familiarize yourself with these procedures before your visit.

Reservation System

  • All group exercise classes require a reservation, which can be made using our online reservation system. You will need your membership agreement number to register, which is located on your original membership agreement that was issued to you upon first joining the May Center. Members must check in at the third floor Welcome Desk or on the Penthouse level for Rooftop Classes.

Getting to the Gym

  • Participants must wash/sanitize their hands before entering the gym and wear an approved face covering at all times while in the 92Y Building, including the Rooftop Terrace. Note: bandannas, buffs and gaiters are NOT acceptable face coverings for use in the May Center and in classes. Please bring a second mask in case you need to change it after your workout.
  • Locker rooms are open. We have created a daily-use locker card system to maintain social distancing. Members and staff may obtain a locker card from the Welcome Desk. The restroom areas have limited capacity. We suggest arriving dressed for your workout.
  • Please bring your own towel. Showers, hot tubs, sauna, and steam rooms are closed.
  • Bring your own water bottle with your name on it. Water fountains throughout 92Y are closed, but bottle filling stations are available.
  • Members are encouraged to bring their own mats, light weights and exercise bands. Exercise bands are also available for purchase at our Welcome Desk. Limited hand weights will be provided for select classes.
  • Equipment used in classes will be disinfected before class. After class, please help us by placing used equipment in designated bins for cleaning.
  • Group Exercise venues will be shut down frequently throughout the day for thorough cleaning of all heavily touched surfaces.
  • To promote social distancing, a one-way system is in place on the stairways. Please use Stairway A to go up to the Third Floor of the May Center, and Stairway B to descend to the lobby. If you are unable to take the stairs, limited elevators will be available, but social distancing must be adhered to
In the class
  • Please be on time and arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the start of the class.
  • Entrance after the warm-up period (10 minutes) will be denied.
  • Members should not share personal items or equipment with others.
  • Floor markings/cones will be placed to ensure social distancing. Maintain the six-feet of social distancing by limiting movements to remain in your designated spot.

Musical Theater

  • We are so excited to welcome you back to our studios! Please read our guidelines before you come back to class.
  • Parents and caregivers are not permitted on the second floor and must meet their performers downstairs in the lobby.
  • No street shoes are allowed in the studios.

 General Cleaning and COVID-19 Safety Procedures

  • Dance on-site programming is running on a reduced schedule to ensure proper cleaning, social distancing and to limit exposure at all times.
  • A 20-40 minute cleaning break takes place between each class, when all surfaces are wiped down and sanitized by staff, including bathrooms, floor spots, sanitization table and dance floor.

 Dancers’ Safety

  • Instructors will teach from a six-foot distance. No physical correction will be given.
  • Partner activities will be eliminated from class and routines.

Parent Policies

  • Parents must attend a Virtual Parent Meeting prior to their child’s return to 92Y to learn about 92Y’s safety policies.
  • There is no regular parent observation for dance classes. Classes may be streamed on Zoom if a parent needs to observe the class.
  • Parents will be expected to assist their child in disinfecting dance shoes, water bottles and other items entering the studio.
  • Parents should refrain from gathering in groups at drop-off or pick-up.

MORE QUESTIONS? Please contact Megan Doyle.

Pickleball

  • We are excited to welcome you back to our building! Please read these guidelines before returning to the gym.
  • Locker rooms are temporarily closed and our restrooms have limited capacity. Please arrive dressed for Pickleball.
  • Only water bottle filling stations are available at this time. Water fountains throughout 92Y are closed.
  • To promote social distancing, a one-way system is in place on the stairways. Please use Stairway A to go up to the Third Floor of the May Center, and Stairway B to descend to the lobby. If you are unable to take the stairs, limited elevators will be available but social distancing must be adhered to.

 In the Gym

  • Coaches and spectators are required to wear a mask at all times. Participants may remove their mask while in active play, but must replace it at all other times and are encouraged to wear the mask at all times.
  • Capacity in the Lane Gym is reduced to 15 individuals and in the Mack Gym to 10 individuals.
  • Please bring your own racket. 92Y will provide sanitized equipment, if needed.
  • A bucket of sanitized balls will be provided for each session.
  • Athletic gloves are recommended, but not required.
  • Players will be instructed to use paddles and feet to pick up and transfer balls to opponents.

General Cleaning and COVID-19 Safety Procedures

  • Start times will be staggered by a minimum of 15-minute intervals to help reduce congestion.
  • 92Y staff will sanitize pickleballs, ball holders and all pickleball equipment between each session.

Residence

92Y has devised a robust health and safety plan based on guidance from NYS, the CDC, and Sate and City Health Departments. To address the risks presented by COVID-19 and to enable a comfortable and secure living environment for 92Y residents, 92Y has adopted the following New York State Department of Health’s list of mandatory guidelines and suggested best practices for the health and safety of all.

Guidelines
  • Temperature checks & health questionnaire screening upon entry to building
  • Masks required in common areas
  • Social distancing required
  • Disinfectant provided in all common areas
  • Common areas cleaned/sanitized regularly
  • Hand sanitizer & disinfecting wipe stations in all elevator lobbies
  • Maximum capacity signage posted in common areas
Revised Amenities
  • One set of linens provided, for duration of stay
  • Guests not permitted (temporarily-for health of all residents)
  • Complimentary Health Club (slot reservations required) with virtual/online classes
Download our COVID-19 FAQs


All programs scheduled to occur onsite are subject to state and federal government action, including but not limited to orders, laws, regulations and guidelines, as well as 92Y policies.

If you have questions or need our help in any way, please email us. Thank you for being part of the 92Y community.